A female bird is called a “hen” and a male bird is called a “cock”
A group of birds are called a “flock”
Kiwis lay MASSIVE eggs. A kiwi laying an egg is the equivalent in size of a person giving birth to a two or three year old child.
Birds have hollow bones, which makes them light for flying
Hummingbirds can fly backwards. Some species of hummingbirds can beat their wings over 1000 times per minute.
Scientists believe that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs.
In 1995, a budgerigar named Puck broke the Guinness World Record as having the largest vocabulary of any bird, at 1,728 words.
The smartest birds in the world are from the Corvidae family —which includes birds such as crows, ravens, jackdaws, jays, nutcrackers and magpies.
The most common bird in the world are chickens
The most dangerous bird in the world is the Cassowary. It is found in areas of north-eastern Australia and New Guinea, and has been known to kill people with its dagger-like claw.
Owls can rotate their heads and necks nearly 270 degrees